Friday, June 11, 2010
I just got back from my two week vacation that started out in Barcelona, Spain (where we're getting married in August) and ended on a couple of sunbeds in Crete, Greece. We've had a fabulous time, but I have to admit, I'm happy to be back in action!!
For the first time in AGES I can say that I packed well - I've cracked the "how to pack *almost* nothing, but still have tons of outfits" code!
As you can tell from the above pic, I'm into colors!
My rules are as following:
1. Make sure everything is color coordinated
2. You can only bring two pairs of shoes, one pair of heels and one pair of flats
3. Pack sashes instead of belts, since you can use them as belts and as headbands. They're also great for dressing down glammed up pieces
In addition to the pieces you see on the table, I also packed some basic tees and a couple of linen shorts.
In Greece, I went for a colorful Grecian look, and the peach sequin LCD looked fab with the gladiator sandals and a beige sash in to accentuate the waist. The blue linen short jumpsuit was a bargain from Victorias Secret as well as the bikinis. The zebra maxidress is from H&Ms Fashion Against Aids collection. It looks great over a bikini to the beach and can easily get dressed up for evening. (I fell out of a bus wearing it, so I'm giving it a well deserved break for a few weeks...)
The floppy hat was a totally must under the burning sun. At the beginning of the vacation I treated it like a delicate flower, but after the kids AND the fiance sat on it for the tenth time, I realized that you can walk over it, sit on it, throw your books/magazines/newspapers on it and it still looks chic ;)
What are your best tips on how to pack for a beach vacation?
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